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Sea Dogs rise to the challenge

By Eli Hurwitz

Last week the Yellow Springs Sea Dogs swam against two teams they had already met this season, the Wayne Wahoos on Tuesday, July 13, and the Green Valley Gators on Thursday, July 15, in Beavercreek. Both teams gave the Sea Dogs a challenge, but the local swimmers stepped up to the competition.

As the season winds down, the improvements in Sea Dogs’ times show that practice in a great pool, community support and great coaching pay off. An example is Aman Ngqakayi, who swims into this last week of the swim season undefeated and looking forward to setting a few meet records at the league championships at Wilmington College on Saturday, July 24.

The results against the Wahoos on July 13 for the girls were, for ages 6 and under, Gabrielle Perkins, second, 25 free and Fatou Reed, third, 25 free. For ages 8 and under, Annabelle Edwards, third, 25 back; Jude Meekin, first, 25 breast, third, 25 free; Victoria Osborne, first, 25 back, third, 25 fly; Krista Romohr, third, 25 breast; and Eden Spriggs, second, 25 breast, 25 fly. For ages 9–10, Maleah Gillman-Baggett, third, 25 free; Evalynn Orme, second, 25 back, third, 100 individual medley (IM); Emma Reed, first, 25 breast, 25 fly, 25 free; and Nia Stewart, third, 25 back. For ages 11–12, Charlotte Walkey, third, 100 free and 50 breast and Amanda Perkins, third, 50 back. For ages 13–14, Zoey McKinley, second, 100 free and 50 breast, third, 100 IM; Rachel Meyer, second, 100 IM and 50 fly; Rachele Orme, first, 50 free, second 50 back; and Mychael Roberts, third, 50 back. For ages 15–18, Mariah Nichols, third, 100 free.

The results for the boys were, for ages 8 and under, Jackson Bleything, first, 100 free and medley relays and 25 breast; Isaiah Crawford, first, 100 free and medley relays and 25 back, third, 25 breast; Carter Griffin, first, 100 free and medley relays, second, 25 fly; and Mason Lindsey, first, 100 free and medley relays, second, 25 back, 25 breast and 25 free. For ages 9–10, Parker Bleything, second, 25 back; William Gregor, first, 25 breast, third, 25 back; Tony Marinelli, second, 50 free, third, 100 IM; Ethen Perkins, third, 25 free; Eric Romohr, third, 25 breast; and David Walker, third, 50 free. For ages 11–12, Jeffery Crawford, third, 50 back and 50 breast; Aman Ngqakayi, first, 200 medley relay, 100 free, 50 breast and 50 free; Hayden Orme, first, 200 medley relay, third, 100 IM; Theron Orme, first, 200 medley relay, second, 50 fly, third, 50 free; and Youssef Reed, first, 200 medley relay. For ages 15–18, Matthew Salazar, third, 50 breast and 50 free.

The results against the Green Valley Gators on July 15 for the girls were, for ages 6 and under, Fatou Reed, third, 25 Free. For ages 8 and under, Carson Haught, first, 100 medley and free relays, third, 25 back; Jude Meekin, first, 100 medley and free relays, second, 25 free, third, 25 breast; Peyton Gray, first, 100 medley and free relays; and Victoria Osborne, first, 100 medley and free relays, second, 25 back and 25 fly, third, 25 free. For ages 9–10, Aza Hurwitz, third, 25 breast and 25 free; Emma Reed, first, 25 fly, 25 breast and 50 free; Jorie Sieck, third, 100 IM; and Nia Stewart, second, 25 fly and 25 free, third, 25 back. For ages 11–12, Charlotte Walkey, second, 50 breast and 50 free, third, 50 back. For ages 13–14, Rachel Meyer, first, 50 fly and 50 back, second, 100 IM; Zoey McKinley, second, 50 fly, third, 50 breast and 100 IM. Amanda Perkins, Charlotte Walkey, Rachel Meyer and Zoey McKinley took first place in the 15–18 200 freestyle relay.

For the boys, the results were, ages 8 and under, Isaiah Crawford, second, 25 back and 25 breast; and Mason Lindsey, first, 25 breast. For ages 9–10, David Walker, third, 25 fly; Ethan Perkins, second, 25 fly, 25 free and 50 free; Parker Bleything, first, 25 back, third, 25 free; Sam Bloom, second, 25 back; and William Gregor, first, 25 breast and 100 IM, third, 50 free. For ages 11–12, Aman Ngqakayi, first, 200 free and medley relays, 100 free, 100 IM amd 50 breast; Jeffery Crawford, first, 200 free and medley relays, third, 50 back and 50 breast; Nathan Gillman-Baggett, first, 200 free and medley relays, second, 50 back; Youssef Reed, first, 200 free and medley relays and 50 fly, second, 50 breast and 50 free.

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